Survey Sheds Light on Food Waste

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New research conducted by Lime Venue Portfolio, in partnership with BCD Meetings and Events, has underlined the need for the business events industry to take a lead in tackling food waste. The findings form part of Chapter One of the Beyond Food Report, and puts a spotlight on the issue and encourages organisers to take steps to address it.

The research surveyed over 60 event organisers and showed that just under a third of event professionals admit to throwing away at least 15 per cent of the food they commission at events, with 18 per cent saying it was closer to 20 per cent.

The research also demonstrated how important tackling food waste is to delegates; of all food-based event feedback, a high proportion was on waste. Organisers can download the report for tips on avoiding food waste at

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